A scene from the train journey through India (in brief)

  The Train from New Delhi to Beas, to Amritsar and back… If you look closely at the bottom photo, you will see two orange-red thermoses of hot chai.  This is one of the features I love about the train. Included in the ticket are frequent tea times with a package of chocolate or coconut cookies and regular sandwich service. … Read More

Kaye LindenA scene from the train journey through India (in brief)

India. Here I Come.

  India. That sub-continent has held me in its arms since I was a child. In two weeks, I will make the arduous trek to the northern Punjab for a month-long retreat near Jullundur. I can’t wait to leave behind the technology, the phones, the texts, the white and black noise of our western world.  I will have no contact except for … Read More

Kaye LindenIndia. Here I Come.

Ah Hah! This is a Sestina!

Bacopa Literary Review Writers Alliance of Gainesville’s international print journal (submissions closed for 2016). Friday, November 11, 2016 Ah Hah! This is a Sestina! By Poetry Editor Kaye Linden Carolyne Wright won this year’s first prize in the Bacopa Literary Review poetry contest. Why did I choose this poem over other engaging poetry? A sestina is a poem structured within … Read More

Kaye LindenAh Hah! This is a Sestina!

Tips for Writing a Powerful Poetry Submission

http://bacopaliteraryreview.blogspot.com/   Thursday, May 26, 2016 Tips for Writing a Powerful Poetry Submission by Poetry Editor Kaye Linden During my study of an MFA in poetry and the editing and perusal of Bacopa Literary Review’s 2016 poetry submissions, I have had the chance to witness repeated opportunities for strengthening a poem. I offer the following observations so poets might take advantage … Read More

Kaye LindenTips for Writing a Powerful Poetry Submission

Call for Submissions from Bacopa Literary Review

  http://bacopaliteraryreview.blogspot.com/ As poetry editor it is my honor and pleasure to invite submissions for the 2016 international print journal. No entry fees! Prize possibilities. Publishing possibilities. Nothing to lose. I invite you to submit your most unusual poetic styles, including prose poetry, lyrical narrative, fixed forms or traditional broken line poems. Your choice. We look for succinct poetic language, … Read More

RexCall for Submissions from Bacopa Literary Review

a god falls from grace

  I thought you might enjoy my sharing the Editor’s blog from Bacopa Literary Review where I am the poetry editor this year. In my MFA poetry class, I was prompted to write a poem in response to a painting. This is known as “ekphrastic” poetry.  Check out the poem and comment. Please submit to the Bacopa Literary Review this … Read More

Kaye Lindena god falls from grace

What is she doing in my mommy’s car?

Here’s a sample of my memoir in prose poetry/poetry/flash for final thesis. Up today on a lovely poetry site (Don’t talk to me about love). Check it out. This is my first post after breaking both arms in a pilates class and losing my mother three days later, but…that’s another story. These pieces were originally in prose poetry format but … Read More

Kaye LindenWhat is she doing in my mommy’s car?

Some People are Just Prickly

I thought this was an interesting prompt that my MFA class did last semester. (prose poetry, Eve Jones) See what you can come up with. My response is below. Write a piece about a specific kind of plant. Find one with an interesting defensive system, or that grows somewhere special. Research it. Then take three or so of those details … Read More

Kaye LindenSome People are Just Prickly

In Search of a Yellow Flower

The Helmonit is an elusive yellow flower that grows in the Israeli desert en masse after early winter rains. Last week, our Israeli friends took us in their jeep in search of carpets of yellow flowers. We did not go far enough south to find them flowering like the traditional “carpets of yellow” but we did discover this one lonely … Read More

Kaye LindenIn Search of a Yellow Flower

I Hate Skiing

The Nitty Gritty of Skiing in and out of Purgatory a pathetic Kaye attempt at humorous writing I hate skiing. I must be the only person I know who feels this way. We moved to Durango, Colorado for ten years and during the first December, friends took us on a moonlit dogsled ride. I froze my arse off. I hated … Read More

Kaye LindenI Hate Skiing